Research in theoretical and experimental physical chemistry includes ultrafast study of reaction dynamics, computational chemistry, molecular interaction in liquids, photoacoustics, and applications of chemical physics to medical imaging. The heart of Brown’s experimental research in physical chemistry is the use of multiple ultrashort-pulsed laser systems, allowing ultrafast time-resolved methods for electron diffraction, spectroscopy, and x-ray absorption.
Nanomaterials synthesis, magnetic materials, environmental fate and transport of colloids, biologically compatible nanomaterials, magnetic and electrical imaging in complex environments.
Photoacoustic effect, thermal diffusion, medical imaging, vibration potential imaging, x-ray phase contrast, radiation force spectrometry
Ultrafast x-ray science, ultrafast spectroscopy of chemical reactions, medical x-ray and ultrasound imaging, x-ray microscopy
Theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics in liquids, ultrafast spectroscopy
Nanoclusters, chemical structures and bonding, catalysis, cluster-assembled nanomaterials, multiply charged anions, electrospray ionization and solution chemistry in the gas phase, photodetachment, photoelectron spectroscopy and imaging
Chemical reaction dyanmics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, molecular beam spectroscopy, multi-photon proceses, photoionization, photoelectron spectroscopy